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Early season snow in Cervinia, Italy and Courchevel, France

A weekend spent skiing in the high resort of Cervinia on 16/17th November provided some great early season powder. The views of the Matterhorn are cool too, not its most spectacular aspect but still great to see. After an initial trip on the Saturday the snow was so good that after a drink that evening in Chamonix it was decided to return on the Sunday. At 1.40hr from Chamonix and through the tunnel it’s not a bad journey. Not bad start to the season with two days riding in mid November. You have to love Italian skiing, cheap great coffee and awesome food on the hill.

The weekend of the 22nd November it was a trip to Courchevel to take advantage of the free ski preview weekend. Huge queues meant only 4 runs, but 40cm of powder in the obvious couloirs under Saulire lift made it well worth the effort. On the 23rd we attempted our first ski tour back in Chamonix valley at the appropriately named Le Tour. The wind had transformed the snow sadly and was battering us in the face. Combined with a steep icy skin track and low visibility higher up it was good to stretch the legs but not the best day ever on the snow!!

 

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